Drew Harris is the current Commissioner of An Garda Síochána in the Republic of Ireland.
In a breathless report, far-right conspiracy theorist Dee Wall made herself out as quite the intrepid investigator as she crept towards St Louise’s convent in Ballyfermot under the cover of darkness on Wednesday night.
Internal government documents reveal senior civil servants were “incredulous” over garda delays that caused a six-month hold-up in the establishment of the new Corporate Enforcement Authority (CEA) last year under then-tánaiste Leo Varadkar.
Where do we start? With the guns, perhaps? Or maybe with Santa and his elves and the dangers that hover over them? Or should we kick off with the totally expected news about the Cabinet deciding to reward the money-grabbing avarice of top bankers?
Sir — I watched with sadness and anger last week’s propaganda circus on Red Square, when Vladimir Putin redrew the map of Europe, slicing off portions to add to his Russian empire. After the recently staged joke referendums, where the occupied regions of Ukraine ‘voted’ to join Russia, it was a bitter punchline.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee has announced a number of measures to crack down on anti-social behaviour following the ramming of a garda car in Cherry Orchard earlier this week.
The controversy engulfing An Bord Pleanála (ABP) is deepening. The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) has assigned a senior officer to examine a report on ABP’s former deputy chairman for possible evidence of criminality. The officer will examine the report on Paul Hyde line by line for potential breaches of the planning legislation underpinning the operation and governance of ABP.
Widespread tributes have been paid to Dr Vicky Conway, whose death at the age of 42 was announced last Wednesday by the school of law and government at Dublin City University (DCU) where she was an associate professor. In the course of an active career, she took a close interest in police accountability and was a member of the Policing Authority as well as the Commission on the Future of Policing.
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